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Goldbergs Video: Will Dungeons & Dragons Lead Adam to 'Black Magic'?

Like with most things her son adores — except herself, of course — The Goldbergs‘ Beverly has some objections to Adam’s beloved Dungeons & Dragons pastime.

“I heard all about it on 60 Minutes,” Bev declares in this exclusive clip from Wednesday’s episode (ABC, 8:30/7:30c), in which she interrupts a game between Adam and his pals. “A stuffy Southern reverend said it’s the gateway to black magic!”

But, in an attempt to change his mom’s mind, the “little devil” sacrifices himself to smothering kisses in front of his friends.

Press PLAY above to find out if the scheme works, then hit the comments with your thoughts on the D&D fun.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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4 Comments
  1. Jason says:

    Boy does that bring back memories. My Mom and Aunts got sucked into that too. “Dungeons and Dragons is a gateway to the occult! Their turning our children into devil worshipers!” Ah, good times.

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    They always get the mechanics wrong. One line about the game and they couldn’t get it right. Yes, I’m a huge nerd, I lived through the satanic panic. Fortunately my parents were sane people.

    • zidders says:

      Fire newt. potion of fire resistance…sounds legit. It’s a 17 or greater on a d20. AD&D wasn’t THAT complex.

      • FJP says:

        This is 2E. Long before d20. A potion would automatically work (barring being in an anti-magic or dispel magic zone).
        The panic was tv hype. Didn’t have much effect in urban areas but I heard that in som areas of the country had some people take it seriously.